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ZDF, GoldBee sell kids into Asia

wolfblood_2The commercial arm of German pubcaster ZDF and fledgling distributor GoldBee have sold a raft of kids series to broadcasters in Asia.

The deals, agreed ahead of the ATF market in Singapore, include drama series Wolfblood (pictured) and Mako Mermaids to HBO Family in Southeast Asia.

In Thailand, MCOT has bought a 100-hour package of kids shows from the distributors that includes live-action series H2O – Just Add Water. In Malaysia, free-to-air broadcast group Media Prima has also bought the series.

In Singapore, MediaCorp’s English-language channel Okto has bought animated series Rusty Knight and live-action comedy Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures. Other regional deals include animated series Q Pootle 5 going to PTS in Taiwan.

GoldBee was formed by former Imira sales boss Christophe Goldberger last year – as first reported by TBI – picking up the ZDF Enterprises catalogue in Asia, Latin America and other selected international territories.

In the wake of the new deals, Goldberger said: “During ATF, I will be looking at strengthening our established relationships with broadcasters in the region and find key partners in order to develop our presence on digital platforms.”